OPI released the promotional materials for their new spring collection recently and I have to say I am kind of excited. Spring collections usually aren’t something I get really pumped about because I typically love darker colors and glitters. I normally get excited over fall and winter collections because the dark creme shades and festive glitters are what make up the majority of my collection. And to be honest, I didn’t get a single polish from last springs OPI collection, OPI Texas. But this spring will be different because I am really pleasantly surprised with some of these colors. It seems like OPI took a cue from the Zoya “Smoke” and “Mirrors” collection because a lot of these polishes have similar finishes.
Here is a break down of the colors. There seems to be 5 creme shades and 7 shades that have a microshimmer. Anything in italics is from OPI describing the color and everything underneath the italics is my opinion on the color. But I haven’t seen the colors in person or swatches off other blogs, this is all from the promotional materials and what I’ve read off other blogs so I may change my opinion closer to the release date.
Red Lights Ahead…Where? – this coral-packed red is the hottest in the district
This color is described as a coral but it seems more reddish pink from the promotional picture. Not exactly my type of color, but I’ve been to Amsterdam and the red light district before and this color is almost exactly the same as the red lights. After reading the name it immediately took me back to the red light district, so I think its incredibly appropriate for this creme shade.
A Roll In The Hague – take advantage of this frisky little orange.
This color seems like a true dark orange creme. It reminds me more of a pumpkin type color, but that could be because I’m writing this post in the beginning of November and pumpkins are still on my mind.
Vampsterdam – a deep purple for a divine diva.
Ok, I love this name! The name is so appropriate for this collection and a dark color. Although a dark purple doesn’t seem like a “spring” color but I wear dark colors all year round. And maybe because they are releasing this collection in February it is still appropriate. Where I live, February is the darkest, coldest and snowiest month and this is the exact type of color that I live in during the month of February. This color also has a little bit of shimmer, very reminiscent of OPI “Lincoln Park after Midnight”.
Thanks a Windmillion – you totally deserve this breezy sea green.
This creme seems to be the baby for OPI “Mermaids Tears” and OPI “Stranger Tides” with a little more grey and maybe a tad bit darker. Ok, maybe more of a cousin to those two colors. Its a very trendy color, so I feel like I already have this color in my collection. But regardless, I really like this color and I can’t wait to see it in person because its climbing to the top of my wishlist already.
Did You ‘ear About Van Gogh? Rumour has it this sandy bisque is a work of art
This color seems very very similar to OPI “Skull and Glossbones” from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. This creme shade is one of those colors that people either love or hate. I loved this color a year and a half ago but now I won’t even touch any of my light taupe grey colors. All those greige colors that were so big over a year ago seem so played out now. But there are people who can still rock this colors and companies wouldn’t continue to make them if they weren’t best sellers. Just because this isn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean that it the majority of the public won’t love it.
Kiss Me On My Tulips – a smooch-worthy shade of hot pink.
This isn’t exactly my type of color, but it is an extremely popular color. This is exactly what my best friend loves to wear so although this creme shade isn’t exactly my type of color, its really pretty. I love the name too, there needed to be something about tulips in this collection.
Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? All of Holland hollers for this crowd-pleasing plum.
This is one of those colors that looks totally different on different blogs. When I was researching for this blog post I saw one blog that got 2 swatches and this was one of them. Click here to see that swatch so you can see what I mean. This color in person looks so similar to Zoya “Neeka” its unreal. Its a medium toned mauve-y purple with a ton of gold micro-shimmer. Since I have “Neeka” I won’t be picking this up but I do want to see it in person.
I Don’t Give A Rotterdam – this sassy steel-blue shimmer means business.
This is another color that looks totally different when swatched. Click here to see a swatch on a blog that I was fortunate to find. This is lighter medium toned blue, almost like a light denim blue with a ton of silver microshimmer. I really like the combination of lighter denim blues with silver but from the pictures I’ve seen of this color, it is similar to Zoya “Jo” except with a lot more shimmer. I love this color and how icy and shimmery it is and then the name just pushed me way over the edge!
I Have A Herring Problem – what’s that you say? I need to “sea” this shimmery green-blue?
Green-blue? Really OPI? Even from the swatches I’ve seen online there is no way this can be classified as a green-blue. This is closer to a slate blue or maybe I’ll give it a dark greyish-teal. But either way, this color is amazing! My type of color completely. This color has a gold microshimmer. Have you ever seen that combination? Slate blue with gold microshimmer? I never have and I’m so excited for this one to come out.
Pedal Faster Suzi – this pink lavender shimmer will have you “wheeling”.
I love how OPI plays on words. Pedal like a flower petal and pedal as in bicycles. Holland is a big bicycle culture, they bike everywhere. So I love that this is a flower type color but plays on the bicycle culture of the country. This is a pinky lavender color that has a ton of silver shimmer in it. Although this isn’t normally my type of color, I’m completely intrigued by it because it seems so soft and feminine.
Wooden Shoe Like To Know? it’s no secret, everybody loves this shimmery chocolate brown.
This is the second spring that OPI has released a dark brown. This chocolate brown has a ton of coppery shimmer in it and looks really rich and saturated. Not exactly wooden shoe colored brown, but you had to throw in something about wooden shoes if you have a Holland collection.
Gouda Gouda Two Shoes – take a walk on the wild side with this robust rose.
Walk on the wild side with a rose? Come on OPI, you can’t do anything wild with rose. In the other promotional materials I’ve seen this color appears more on the brown side than the rose side, but only swatches will tell.
Overall, I am really impressed. This spring collection seems a little different from the average pastel creme collections that are really typical with spring collections, but there are some classic spring shades. Its like the best of both worlds. I really liked Zoya “Smoke” and “Mirrors” and this collection seems like the spring alternative. It has the same microshimmer finish except in this collection there are silver and gold microfinishes. If you loved “Yara” or “Neeka” from that collection like I did, then this collection might be right up your alley.
I love the names! I’ve been to Holland before and every single name is completely appropriate and reminiscent of Holland. With every name I thought to myself I saw that in Holland or that isn’t what I would name that color. The chocolate brown color is so pretty, but definitely shouldn’t be named after the wooden shoes. Even though wooden shoes are quintessentially Dutch, they are typically a lot lighter and warmer toned wood. Tulips, Van Gogh, Red Lights, Windmills, all remind me of Holland and I love the names of this collection the most out of any collection.
On my wishlist I have Pedal Faster Suzi, I Have a Herring Problem, I Don’t Give A Rotterdam, Thanks a Windmillion, and Wooden Shoe Like To Know. Possibly looking at Dutch Ya Just Love OPI but that seems really similar to Zoya “Neeka”. But again, I need to see all these colors in real life before I get any of them. What I find with the OPI promotional materials, you can’t tell what the colors are going to look like in real life.